School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Drawing Skills for Design ThinkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301285.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
Drawing skills can unlock and translate creative thoughts as actions, iterations, and guide collaborative dialogue in meeting common goals. In combination with Design Thinking essentials which include empathy, ideation, and experimentation, practiced drawing skills can accelerate decision-making for individuals or groups. This unit is focused on developing hand drawing skills as a tool for generating creative ideas and design solutions. Students will attain an understanding of spatial relationships between humans and objects, and natural and built environments. The emphasis is on using drawing as a method for conducting exploratory investigations, recording creative thinking processes through ideation and inspiring innovation. Students will gain confidence in communicating their creative ideas to a wide audience.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
A4 Process Diary Drawing/Rendering Equipment: A3 Bleedproof paper pad A3 Layout paper pad HB lead pencil Set of French curves Artliner pens (various size nibs) Copic markers (C2, C4, C6) or Windsor & Newton (W1, W2, W3) Soft blue pencil (Watercolour pencil eg Faber Castel brand or similar) Pentel Sign Pen A3 or A2 Carry case to carry drawings flat

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